WSU College of Education Certification

The College of Education offers programs for personnel seeking initial certification and experienced educators looking for additional certification. Here you will find a complete list of programs offered by WSU across all campuses.

Initial teacher certification

If you're interested in becoming a teacher at the elementary or secondary level, Washington State University can help you meet your goals. Initial teacher certification is available at our Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses.

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Add-on endorsements

In Washington there are three options to adding an endorsement to a valid Initial, Residency, Continuing, or Professional Teacher Certificate


Teachers who hold valid Washington Residency Teacher Certificates, have completed two consecutive years of successful teaching and have signed third-year contracts since the issuance of their residency teacher certificate with a Washington public or approved private school should work toward their Professional Teacher Certificate. (Formerly ProCert).

Learn more about the ProTeach program at WSU

National Board certification

This program is for for K-12 teachers interested in becoming National Board certified.

Learn more about the National Board Certification program at WSU

Principal, program administrator and superintendent certification

Administrator preparation programs are available at our Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campuses

International school leadership certification

The two-year International School Leadership Certificate program is a collaborative effort between the University of San Francisco and Washington State University. It is designed for educators in the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

Learn more about the International School Leadershp Program at WSU

BA Education learning outcomes

A graduate of the BA Education degree can expect to do these six things.

Administrator professional certification

This is a job-embedded, contextualized professional development and certification process. The process focuses on increasing leadership skills in order to impact student learning. For more information, click here or check with contacts below.

  • Northeast Washington Educational Leadership Consortium

    *Offered jointly by Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, Washington State University—Spokane, and ESD 101.
    Steve Smedley

  • Vancouver:

    Molly F. Burns